Glad to hear response Thanks
I am still a builder and had a tough day frameing
Will get back with my and others Ideas on this Open Stakes stuff.Getting some rain and birds are caling all over
Thane said seeing pairs this morning at easy mart.way better than last spring.
: In most sports Open Stakes are for pros.If
: amateurs want to enter they are welcome
: Normnal is the stake is a money stake to
: draw a big entry for those that probably
: think they might win.
: Now days in field trials we have open AA
: stakes Open SD stakes most every week end.
: They Normal is to have a very low entry fee
: which stops pros from attending.I have never
: attended a ABHA NBHA USCA or other type
: field trial.They probably have changed some
: rules to fit the program.We are talking
: At one time it was quite a feat for a
: amateur to win a open AA or SD stake.Normal
: would be to beat out several pros with
: number of very good dogs.I notice in the
: field now days where maybe as high as 12
: dogs ran with not a pro attending.Is this
: really a OPEN STAKe or just a braggen stake.
: For me any Open Stake trial should not be
: labled Open unless at least 3 pros were
: entered with several dogs.Some of these Open
: stakes are even called championships which
: is just not right in my veiw.This practice
: should be reviewed by the AFTCA
: For the betterment of are bird dogs.What do
: you think?